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Definition of the noun caruncle

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noun - plural: caruncles

  1. an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of caruncle: caruncula
    • more generic words: appendage / outgrowth / process = a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    • more specific words: lappet / wattle = a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards


Caruncle: A caruncle is defined as 'a small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an animal's anatomy'. Within this definition, caruncles in birds include wattles, snoods and earlobes. The term caruncle is derived from Latin 'caruncula', the diminutive of 'carō', flesh.

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Google previewOphthalmic Pathology (2012)

A Concise Guide by Thomas J Cummings

Caruncle: • The caruncle is a conjunctival fold that forms a fleshy elevation in the medial – canthal area. The caruncle is lined by nonkeratinizing squamous epithelium and contains sebaceous glands, accessory lacrimal gland tissue, and hair ...

Google previewStructures of the Head and Neck (2013)

by Frank Weaker

The sublingual caruncle is a tuft of mucosa that is located on either side of the frenulum (Fig. 8–14). The caruncle is the location of the shared opening of the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands into the oral cavity. The tongue is ...

Google previewThe Equine Manual (2013)

by Andrew James Higgins, Jack R. Snyder

The caruncle is a small, finely haired prominence within the nasal canthus that may or may not be pigmented. The nictitating membrane has an exposed, palpebral conjunctival surface and a bulbar conjunctival surface that is in contact with the ...

Google previewMorris's Human Anatomy (1921)

A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and American Authors by Sir Henry Morris, Clarence Martin Jackson

The lacrimal caruncle is an island of modified skin, and fine hairs can commonly be detected on its surface, and it contains sebaceous and sweat glands. Lateral to it and separated from it by a narrow groove. is the semilunar fold of conjunctive ...

Google previewIllustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck (2013)

by Margaret J. Fehrenbach, Susan W. Herring

The sublingual duct then opens directly into the oral cavity through the same opening as the submandibular duct, the sublingual caruncle. The sublingual caruncle is a small papilla near the midline of the floor of the mouth on each side of the ...

Google previewUrologic Surgical Pathology (2014)

by David G. Bostwick, Liang Cheng

Urethral caruncle is a pedunculated or sessile polypoid lesion in women that is located in the distal urethra near the meatus. Grossly it has a fleshy, pink-red appearance and bleeds readily (Fig. 11-4). Patients may be asymptomatic, although ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

The lacrimal caruncle is the fleshy prominence at the inner canthus (angle) of the eye. case control study an epidemiological approach comprising a retrospective research study that compares outcomes for a group with a particular condition ...

Google previewRelationships of Natural Enemies and Non-prey Foods (2009)

by Jonathan G. Lundgren

A caruncle is an aril emanating from the micropyle.

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

caruncle is a near borrowing of the Latin carun- cula, the diminutive form of caro, “flesh.” Hence ...

Google previewFemale Urology (2008)

Text with DVD by Shlomo Raz, Larissa V. Rodriguez

Urethral Caruncle The term caruncle refers to a wide variety of lesions protruding from the urethral meatus.

Google previewHead (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Sublingual caruncle: The sublingual caruncle is a site on either side of the frenulum linguae on the sublingual surface of the tongue. There it denotes the site at which the submandibular gland and the sublingual gland empty into the oral cavity ...

Google previewTraining in Ophthalmology (2009)

by Venki Sundaram, Allon Barsam, Amar Alwitry

Loss ofthe plica and flattening ofthe caruncle is an early sign. 0 Stage II: cicatrization with ...

Google previewClinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2014)

by Brian A. Magowan, Philip Owen, Andrew Thomson

caruncle. A urethral caruncle is a polypoidal outgrowth from the edge of the urethra, which is most commonly seen after the menopause. The tissue is soft, red and smooth and appears as an eversion of the urethral mucosa. Most women are ...

Google previewAdvanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (2013)

by Jacqueline Rhoads, Sandra Wiggins Petersen

The lacrimal caruncle is an elevated mass that resembles both skin and conjunctiva.

Google previewAnatomy of Orofacial Structures - Enhanced 7th Edition (2014)

A Comprehensive Approach by Richard W Brand, Donald E Isselhard

The sublingual caruncle is a reddened elevation of tissue at the base of the lingual frenum ...

Google previewThe Washington Manual of Rheumatology Subspecialty Consult (2012)

by Peter A. Humphrey, Louis P. Dehner, John D. Pfeifer

Caruncle is a pedunculated or sessile polypoid inflammatory mass in the distal urethra in postmenopausal women showing a mixed inflammatory infiltrate with rich vascularity (e-Fig. 23.3A and B). 3.

Google previewSlatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (2013)

by David Maggs, Paul Miller, Ron Ofri

The medial or lacrimal caruncle is a normal small, nodular prominence deep within the medial canthus at the mucocutaneous junction (Figure 6-19). It has some features of skin (and some of conjunctiva) and is normally haired. However, in ...

Google previewClinical Gynecology (4Th Edition) (1998)

by Bhasker Rao

The urethral caruncle is a pedunculated, tender, inflammatory swelling which bleeds on touch and gives rise to very painful micturition. It can be removed by diathermy. URINARY INCONTINENCE Uninary incontinence or lack of control over ...

Google previewIntroductory Medical-Surgical Nursing (2013)

by Barbara K. Timby, Nancy E. Smith

The lacrimal caruncle is a small, reddish elevation on the conjunctiva located at the inner canthus. Tears, composed of water, sodium chloride, and lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme, are produced by lacrimal (tear) glands found beneath the ...

Google previewAnatomy of Orofacial Structures (2013)

A Comprehensive Approach by Richard W. Brand, Donald E. Isselhard, Elaine Satin

The sublingual caruncle is a reddened elevation of tissue at the base of the lingual ...

Google previewJatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop (2012)

Volume 2: Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology by Bir Bahadur, Mulpuri Sujatha, Nicolas Carels

A caruncle is a fleshy to horny outgrowth/appendage rich in dietery lipids and diglycerides situated near the hilum of seed, formed from the integuments or arising from fruit tissue including aril and attracts insects and serves as reward for ...

Google previewEyelid Tumors, Second Edition (2003)

by Jay Justin Older

The caruncle is a small, fleshy structure that lies medial to the plica semilunaris. It is covered by stratified epithelium that does not undergo keratinization. In the caruncle are large sebaceous glands that form the beads of white secretion ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1U1N1C3L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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